Thursday, September 13, 2007

Kathy Two-Challenges!

I've got TWO challenges for you today, the big one - the DCM new dare set by Rhi I'll come to in a minute, but here's a little one for you: It's my birthday on Saturday and I'd love it if you'd make me a card and show it on your blog, if you do that, and leave a message so I can come and see it then I'll put your name in a hat and draw out a winner early next week. There'll be a prize for the winner - might be stash, might be a little thing I make for you, I've not decided yet! I think a little recipe might be in order for this so I'd like you to make me a card with these ingredients included on it:
3 separate flowers (ie not 3 layers of petals)
3 different ribbons
3 different papers
easy, eh? I'm not going to check my blog till Sunday evening or maybe even Monday morning if I can hold out that long, so hopefully there'll be lots of lovely cards for me to see when I can't bear the suspense any longer! Oooooer I hope there will be some to look at now or I'll feel really really silly!

And so, on to the DCM and one of our Newly-Weds!
Rhi came back from her honeymoon in gorgeous Crete, just in time to set us the next challenge on the Daring Cardmakers Blog She said:
Use one word as a main focal point on your cards. It can be a greeting or a name or just a word, but only one main word, and no hyphenating-words-so-you can-fit-more-than-one-in either.... (As if we would!) You can use any other stuff you like, including other words and text as long as there is one focal word. You might like to use the word to inspire the rest of your card, sun, sea, sky, siesta or you might be inspired by the papers and pretty bits you have squirreled away.
I seem to be making a lot of baby cards at the moment, and this worked out quite well for Rhi's dare! I've used the Robo quite a bit on this one, I cut the letters and their mats. the scalloped frames and the circles all with it. I cut a corner off the front of the card so the letters would stand out from the main card. All the little flowers and the butterfly are cut with a Cuttlebug die. Pink and White card is Bazzill, all the other bits and pieces are from my stash. It was after I read something on someone's blog that I remembered about adding the flowers - it has been in my original plan, but then I forgot all about it and so the first draft of my card looked rahter plainer. It's ok without the extras but I'm glad I got that little reminder as I think it's better with them on there. There are some great cards on the DCM blog so please go and have a look, and we'd love it if EVEN more people joined in with the dares, it's such a great way to share ideas and inspiration and everyone is just so friendly

32 comments:

Rachel said...

Gorgeous card Kathy and Have a lovely weekend - I am sure you can stretch a birthday at least that far....

The flowers are just one of those design elements that add some rel depth to the card - just lovely.

Rachel

Paula said...

Gorgeous card, both versions are so pretty.
Will get my thinking cap on!!

Lythan said...

You are fast becoming the robo queen Kathy. I love this card. Have a great birthday

Hazel said...

Lovely card, Kathy - good use of the robo - and the butterfly and flowers just finish it off.

Angelnorth said...

Great card Kathy and despite the fact I'm generally a 'less is more' kind of gal, I agree with you about the extra bits :o)

Have a lovely day tomorrow!

Maisymary's Findings said...

very original card creation & so You Kathy ! love it ! wow it's your birthday this Sat ! Happy Birthday in advance dear !I had no idea ! will see if I'm up to your Birthday challenge ! lol have fun !

xo, Pearl

Clare said...

Have a great birthday on Saturday Kathy, hope there's plenty of yummy birthday cake! I've made you a card to your 'recipe' hope you like it!

Andrea said...

Fab card

Rachel said...

Hi Kathy - I did one for you - but I am sure you will get lots and lots

Rachel

Clare said...

Happy Birthday for Saturday, hope you have a lovely day. I have made a card to your 'recipe' which is on my blog.

Clare

Clare said...

Oops, just realised I have left two comments (I think!) must be getting old! Please feel free to delete one!

Rainowgirl said...

Hi Kathy

Just dropped by after a long gap away from the DCM dares. I wanted to say how much I like the baby card, but seeing as it is your birthday tomorrow, I'd also like to say 'Happy Birthday to you , Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Kathy, Happy Birthday to you.' Not sure I've any time to make you a card and if I do, it will not be delivered until later tomorrow, but it's the thought that counts. Have a fabulous day. (you're a virgo like me - mine was September 5th).

Di

Angelnorth said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! Recipe card on the blog for you :o)

Maisymary's Findings said...

This card will be mailed you - http://maisymary.blogspot.com/2007/09/kathys-birthday-blog-candy-challenge.html ! lol - ,made more for the thought but it will be late, than for the challenge ! Was fun making it nevertheless !

hugs, Pearl

Samm said...

Happy Birthday Kathy! email me your address and I'll pop it in the post to you!

Here's mine:
by Samm: Kathy's Birthday challenge, DCM and Beate's #19

Samm
x

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday Kathy, have a fab birthday weekend.

mum on the run said...

Happy Birthday Kathy!!

Only just seen this (via Joanne) as I've been so busy this week and am sooooo behind in my blog-reading!!

So sorry!! Hope you have a great day!!

Paula said...

My version of the challenge is ready.
Happy Birthday

Sylvie :) said...

Hi KATHY
WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTDHAY !!! Look at here ;o)

Your Baby card is stunning !!! I really love it !

Kate said...

Happy Birthday, your card from me is here.

Rainowgirl said...

Hi Kathy

Well I did get round to making a card for you. It's on my blog. I hope you have had a wonderful day and like my digi card.

Take care

Di

Louly said...

Oh wow that is so pretty Kathy!

Anne said...

Happy (belated) birthday, Kathy, hope you had a great day! My card for you is on my blog, a little "thank you" for the nice, encouraging comments you left when I first joined in with the DCM. Greatly appreciated!

Cathy said...

I just love this card. The layout out is just awesome.

Laurie Unger said...

Wow, this baby card is awesome! Great design and I loved how it turn out. This is one I'll definately have to try! Thanks for Sharing!!!

Susan (Sue H) said...

Aww, that's really cute Kathy.

Scrapbook With Vanilla said...

Happy birthday my dear! Sorry i'm a day late...... ;)
Hope you had a great day!
Lotsa love!!
Mich
xx

Keryn Campbell said...

Beautiful card Kathy. I hope you had a fantastic day on Saturday.

Nanie said...

Hello Kathy,

Your card is very beautiful !
Bravo ;)

Nanie

EllePiggo said...

Happy birthday for Saturday Kathy. Sorry its late, but I think I'm just before the deadline!
Here is Mine

Flossie's Follies said...

Happy Belated Birthday, love this baby card and how you cut out around the ltters.

Scrappy Moments said...

What an adorable Baby Card, Beautiful Work :)

Angie
www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com